In a previous post, I mentioned that a Police detective outside my district left a message on my phone to contact him. The Officer on duty does not know anything regarding why the police detective wanted to speak to me. If it was so important, wouldn't the detective send officers to my house rather than have me wait until Monday?
Its a safe bet that BP fuel services gave them my number because in my complaint letter to BP, I had left my number for the BP manager to contact me. I presume she either didn't read the entire complaint letter, or my complaint made her so angry she phoned the police.
I would like to get legal advice, but can a public defender help me with this? No charges have been brought.I am going to be losing sleep until I know what this situation is about. I had other people review my complaint letters and even though they are direct, there is nothing threatening in them. People are too sensitive nowadays.
A public defender can assist you but likely will not unless charges have been filed. You can hire private counsel to explore if anything charges are pending
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A public defender would only get involved if charges were filed and you qualified for indigent representation. Consulting with an attorney now, and paying a small fee for making a few phone calls, will definitely be worth it. The fee should be reasonable in light of no charges being filed at this point. You can find a local defense lawyer through AVVO. Good luck.
Yes, a Public Defender can only be appointed for you if you meet the criteria of your county, and, you are charged with a crime. As far as the police, if your letter was non-threatening, I don't think you have much to worry about. However, if there is something you are not telling us, like, your letter was a bit threatening, you have sent more than one letter, your have called the station repeatedly, or all of the above, the officer may be calling you to investigate possible harassment charges against you. If that is the case, don't even talk to him as your admissions may be used to build a case against you.
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